Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Westchester Hit-and-Run

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A pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash Thursday morning in Westchester, authorities said.

westchesterThe incident occurred about 4:20 a.m. at the intersection of Jefferson and Lincoln boulevards (map), near Loyola Marymount University, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A man was walking or jogging southbound on the sidewalk on Lincoln Boulevard when a car that was traveling in the same direction veered off the road and struck a light pole before striking the pedestrian, said LAPD Sgt. Stephanie Krajchir.

“The driver did not stay at [the] scene or render any aid … so we don’t know who she is,” Krajchir said.

The victim, believed to be about 60 years old, was transported to a hospital. Krajchir described his injuries as “very, very severe. Possibly life-threatening.”

A description of the driver, who remained at large, was not immediately available.

The southbound lanes on Lincoln Boulevard were closed while authorities conducted an investigation.

A car was towed after a hit-and-run collision that occurred early Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Westchester. (Credit: KTLA)

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